This event will be in the format of a workshop which will revolve around Google Summer of Code, 2022. It will focus on what GSoC is, how to participate, what the pre-requisites are and what every participating entity seeks to achieve out of the arrangement. It will educate the participants about how such competitions benefit from the competition, following a Q&A session.
Nov 20, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
About this event
“Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price.
The modern interpretation of free software has transcended into open source software, and this collectively is called Free and Open Source (FOSS) software. One of the forerunners in the field of FOSS software is Google, with its Android Open Source Project, along with several other projects which are community driven. Google's Summer of Code is an event to celebrate, create, exchange and study FOSS Software.
Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work on a three month programming project with an open source organization during their break from university.
Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 17,000 student participants and over 35,000 mentors from 124 countries worldwide. Google Summer of Code has produced over 38 million lines of code for 715 open source organizations.
This event by GDSC, TIET will be based on a workshop format, and it will revolve around GSoC, and essentially GSoC 2022, as it is just around the corner. It will be hosted by 2 ex-GSoCers who have the know-how of the competition and the industry. The workshop will focus on the history and achievements of past such events, and give students an easy explanation on why open-source is important for the industry. The event will also help students understand the pre-requisites of participating in Google's Summer of Code, and the aim to give them the best tools possible for carrying their best preparation into the competition. The event will also be followed with a live questions and answers session with the hosts who have prior experience in the competition and are currently Leads at GDSC, Thapar.